ERIC Number: ED436916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
West Virginia Services for Children with Deafblindness. Final Report. Project Period 10/1/95 - 9/30/99.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Office of Special Education Programs and Assurances.
This final report describes the accomplishments and activities of a four-year federally funded project to improve special education and related services for children with deafblindness in West Virginia. The paper describes the accomplishments of each of the project's eight objectives: (1) to identify children with deafblindness; (2) to train teachers and service providers; (3) to develop and maintain regional consultants; (4) to expand the project for the transition of youth with deafblindness from school to community; (5) to provide consultation and training to families; (6) to facilitate cooperation and coordination of the delivery of services with relevant state agencies; (7) to disseminate information about resources to service providers, families, and the community; and (8) to utilize an advisory committee in the development and implementation of services. Discussion of lessons learned from the project emphasizes the value of ongoing statistical analysis of the deafblind census for targeting service delivery, modification of the model using regional consultants, and use of a personal approach with families. Attached are a project newsletter and a mini-library list. (Contains 24 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Information Dissemination, Inservice Education, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Related Services (Special Education), Technical Assistance, Training, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Office of Special Education Programs and Assurances.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia